By Stephen Schenck | October 21, 2011 11:13 AM
This past summer, Sony Ericsson brought owners of the Xperia X10 into the present day by finally releasing a Gingerbread update for the phone, skipping Froyo altogether as it upgraded the X10 from Eclair. If you thought that action meant SE was interested in continuing to breathe some new life into the aging phone, think again, because it looks like that update will be the last the X10 may ever see.
An X10 fan sent a tweet to Sony Ericsson’s UK branch, where he wondered if there were any plans to get Android 2.3.4 on the X10; the late July update was for Android 2.3.3. Sony Ericsson responded with an unequivocal denial, further adding, “there will be no more updates for the Xperia X10.”
While this isn’t exactly surprising news, considering the phone is pushing the 18-month mark, we never like to hear about a smartphone throwing-in the towel like this. The good news is that you needn’t necessarily rely on Sony Ericsson to keep your X10 on the most recent Android builds, since there’s been work at bringing CyanogenMod to the X10 (along with most other Xperia models). The latest release hasn’t included X10 support, but it’s clear from developer forums that work is still underway.